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Shanah tovah, or happy New Year! The importance of the lunar calendar

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L’shanah Tovah to all! That’s Happy New Year! This week is Rosh Hashanah, or New Year, for the Jewish community. Marking the passage of a time and a new year is important. ...

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Living in hostile environments, people share how Sat-7 satellite programs bring hope

Christian satellite television ministries like SAT-7 have grown significantly over the years. Some may ask themselves, “Do they make a difference?” The broadcast and online media ministry of SAT-7 offers current event ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 15. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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British archaeologists discover rare skeleton of man crucified by Romans

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Archaeologists have found the skeleton of a man that appears to have been crucified by the Romans in the United Kingdom. Corinne Duhig, a human bone specialist at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, ...

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As threat of nuclear Iran grows, Israel prepares defense

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Israel is stepping up its defense strategy as Iran moves closer to developing a nuclear weapon. An Israeli security official, speaking to media outlets, says that Iranians today “are closer to creating ...

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During Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacle) you are to be “full of joy”

Sukkot is an eight-day celebration, from the 15th through the 22nd of Tishri (September 20-27). It is translated as the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is also called the Feast of the ...

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Hobby Lobby sues Oxford professor for $7 million over stolen Bible fragments

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Hobby Lobby is suing a former Oxford professor for $7 million for selling stolen ancient Bible fragments. Dirk Obbink, a 64-year-old professor of papyrology at Oxford, sold fragments of papyrus and ancient ...

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Burger King mocks Chick-fil-A with donations to LGBT group

In an attack on the values held by Chick-fil-A, Burger King plans to donate to an LGBT organization for every chicken sandwich sold in June. The company’s announcement came two days after ...

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Everything you need to know about Israel and Hamas and how it started

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Israel is a country that everyone seems to have an opinion about. What’s unfortunate is that most form their opinions based on a headline, social media post or Facebook news feed that ...

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U.S. Secretary of State will belatedly visit Israel after Egyptians broker ceasefire

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After an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, the Biden administration will travel to the region this week. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is planning to meet Israeli and ...

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Consider the Cross: Stories from Arab and Persian viewers of Christian television

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Across the Middle East and North Africa, people are coming to Christ as a satellite TV ministry encourages them to “Consider the Cross.” Sat-7 is a Christian satellite broadcasting ministry reaching into ...

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Museum of the Bible works to return artifacts to rightful owners

Over 11,500 artifacts the Museum of the Bible had purchased are being returned to Iraq and Egypt. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board for the Museum said ...

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340,000,000 Christians now persecuted worldwide

Every day around the world, 13 Christians are killed for their faith; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted; and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked worldwide. These ...

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Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump administration policies

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Immediately after being inaugurated, President Joe Biden went to work signing dozens of executive orders reversing Trump administration policy. Biden wore a mask while seated behind the desk President Donald Trump had ...

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Release International expects increase in persecution of Christians in 2021

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Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, expects increased persecution in many nations in the coming year. The assessment comes after a review of 2020 and new policies put into ...

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International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Churches is Nov. 3

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November 3 will be significant for more than just Election Day. Churches also are encouraged to participate in the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Churches. To equip Christians for the annual ...

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‘Jihad of the womb:’ Christian women kidnapped in Egypt

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Christian women and teens are being kidnapped and trafficked in Egypt to bear children for Islamists according to a new report. The startling news says Coptic Christian women and girls are particularly ...

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Up to 9 more nations line up for peace with Israel

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It has been revealed up to nine more nations are seeking peace deals similar to those between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. President Donald Trump made the announcement to reporters gathered for the historic ...

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Historic bombshell: Behind the Trump brokered Israel–UAE peace accord

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The Israel-UAE peace accord is a game changer for peace in the Middle East. This is full diplomatic relations with an important Arab nation. The most significant advancement for peace in the ...

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President Trump encourages Coptic Christians amid Egyptian persecution

On June 1, 2020, President Trump issued a statement titled “Presidential Message on Global Coptic Day, 2020.” (Copts are Egypt’s indigenous Christians, now a minority.) After sending his “best wishes” to the ...

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Egyptian TV series El-Nehaya shows Israel, U.S. destroyed

Israel is almost completely destroyed and millions of Jews slaughtered in the Egyptian science fiction drama El-Nehaya. The program, which has seen high ratings in Egypt and across the Islamic world, was ...

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Sat-7 hosts ‘Week of Prayer’ for Christians in North Africa and Middle East

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Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of millions of people persecuted for their faith? Christians across the world will “Dare to Dream” as they intercede for the Middle ...

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How Islamic extremists use social media as a weapon against Christians

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The ministry Open Doors USA reports a trend of hackers, working with Islamic extremists, taking over Christian Facebook pages and posting anti-Islamic messages. The fake posts then generate outrage against the Christians ...

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